Meet Hong Yi
Hong Yi sitting with our Social Worker Miss Lin Hong Yi is an eight year old boy living with both mental and physical disabilities. As a baby, he had a...
Hong Yi is an eight year old boy living with both mental and physical disabilities. As a baby, he had a very high fever which affected his brain. Not long after, his parents discovered he was not developing like other children. Hong Yi can walk and jump with both feet, but he has difficulty with balance and climbing stairs.
He has never had either Physical or Occupational Therapy; therefore, his fine motor skills are poor and he struggles to concentrate for longer than just a few minutes. He does not speak, and he relies on mimicry to communicate with his parents and grandparents. When he is thirsty, he grasps his cup and waits for someone to notice. When he is hungry, he climbs into his chair at the dinner table.
His mother wants him to get more training in activities of daily living and to become more independent. She would also like him to learn to express himself better and be able to indicate when he needs to use the toilet. Our FPP professionals are currently working with him weekly on Sensory Integration and Speech and Language Therapy.
His family is loving, and Hong Yi spends most days in the care of his grandparents so his parents can go to work. His little sister goes to school and plays with Hong Yi when she is home. His favorite form of play is taking things apart, which includes his wheelchair (with its many joints and screws)!
Our staff look forward to helping Hong Yi and his family continue to make progress toward a better future.